‘Gaux-To California Wine Gift Box

We know we may be biased, but California truly has it all. Whether you are looking for a nice morning surf, a long hike through the majestic Redwood forest, or a quiet evening in the desert, California has something to offer for every type of weekend getaway.

Enjoy this box of our ‘gaux-to sustainable and small production wines from California and taste your way through Santa Barbara, Paso Robles and Napa Valley.

Box Includes: Your choice of 2 or 3 California bottles in your desired wine style.

$85.00$185.00

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2019 No Name Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Winemaker: Marc Piro
This Chard is a total babe. On the nose, it’s vibrant with aromas of yellow apple, wet stone, backing spices and lemon zest. It’s zippy yet round & silky on the palate. Lightly buttered with hints of coconut and vanilla, finishing with flavors of ripe pear.

Organic farming practices and only 90 cases produced.

Pair with ‘Fins’ by Jimmy Buffett and some popcorn shrimp, baked camembert, or this Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Orzo.

2019 Wonderland Project No. 9 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Matt Ahern
This is the first vintage of No. 9 Napa Cabernet, and there’s a reason The French Laundry was first to pick it up.

The nose has aromas of warm blackcurrant, smashed blackberry, and cedar. The palate shows considerable density and depth with flavors of bay leaf, leather, graphite, and wild violets. The finish is long and rich with polished tones of currant compote and pipe tobacco.

Organic farming practices, unfined and unfiltered, & only 1,500 cases produced.

Enjoy with roasted mushroom pizza with caramelized shallots and fontina, Steak Frites with Béarnaise Butter, Shake Shack or In-N-Out… depending on where your loyalty lies.

2019 No Name Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Winemaker: Marc Piro
This Pinot is perfectly balanced, it’s volnay-like, full of ripe cranberry and cherry flavors met with black tea and cacao. Blueberry and cola complement each other nicely as it finishes with slate-like minerality and soft, smooth tannins.

Sustainable farming practices and only 92 cases produced.

Get your evening started with a glass of this Pinot and ‘Little Red Rooster’ by Howlin’ Wolf on the speakers.

2018 Walson Holland Mélange Rouge

Winemaker: Benjamin Holland
The 2018 Mélange Rouge is a wine marked by intense perfumed aromatics and a seamlessly integrated palate. The unique blend of this wine is made up of 54% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 9% Graciano, 6% Petite Sirah, and 6% Viognier. Supple tannins and mouth-watering acidity lead to a round finish. This wine was aged for 22 months on the lees in French oak barrels (35% new)

Sustainable farming practices, unfined/unfiltered, and only 400 cases produced.

Where else can you find peaceful Pacific coastlines, dramatic desertscapes, and lush vineyard sites all in one place? We know we may be biased, but California truly has it all. No need to hop on a plane to fulfill your dream weekend getaway! Whether looking for salt-tinged days spent on the beach or long hikes scouring through majestic Redwood forests, California has something to offer every type of long weekend traveler. Though one thing’s for sure—no matter where you choose to spend your down time, you’re definitely going to need some wine.

‘Gaux to California – What to Know

Main Regions: North Coast (Napa, Sonoma), Central Coast (Paso Robles, Santa Barbara),
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, & More
Fun Fact: Although wine is made all across America, California’s wine production accounts for a whopping 90% of the United States’ total annual output!

Regional Breakdown

Napa
Location / How to Get There: Approx. one hour drive north from San Francisco, immediately north of the San Pablo Bay
Terroir: Foggy, hilly, and very susceptible to fires; overall
What to Know: Despite its small size, there are 16 sub-AVAs in Napa: Atlas Peak, Calistoga, Chiles Valley, Coombsville, Diamond Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Los Carneros, Mount Veeder, Oak Knoll District, Oakville, Rutherford, Spring Mountain, St. Helena, Stag’s Leap, Wild Horse Valley, and Yountville
Not to Miss: For foodies, The Restaurant at Meadowood, French Laundry, and PRESS are absolute musts!

Sonoma
How to get there: Approx. one hour drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Terroir: Cool-climate, foggy, and heavily influenced by Pacific ocean breezes
What to Know: Sonoma is broken down into three sub-regions (Sonoma Valley, Northern Sonoma, and Sonoma Coast) and is home to 18 sub-AVAs.
Not to Miss: Downtown Healdsburg is a great place to stroll around, grab a coffee / beer break, and play a round of Bocce – did you know that more than seven local wineries have courts?

Paso Robles
How to get there: Drive from San Luis Obispo airport (approx. 35 mins) or hop a one hour flight from LAX
Terroir: Warm, vast (coastal / beachy to the west to more desert-like conditions inland), diverse soils (alluvial and sandy to calcareous and clay-based)
What to Know: This is hands-down red wine country! If you love Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Rhône blends, this region’s for you.
Not to Miss: Picnic in Barney Schwartz Park, shop the downtown boutiques, and cool off for an afternoon at Ravine Water Park.

Santa Barbara
How to get there: Fly directly into Santa Barbara airport, located just 7 miles away from downtown Santa Barbara. Alternatively, land in LAX and drive / take the coach bus to downtown SB (approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes).
Terroir: Nestled between two mountain ranges, with elevations ranging from 200 – 3,400+ feet; lots of soil diversity, from limestone to clay loam to diamtamaceous earth (DE)
What to Know: Unlike most valleys that run north to south, Santa Barbara actually runs east to west–in other words, sideways (yes, as in the inspiration for that Sideways!)
Not to Miss: Head down to the beach and check out Breakwater, Char West, Longboard’s Grill, or Santa Barbara Shellfish Company for some of the best (and freshest) seafood delights.